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Subject: TP's Expensive (Re:Suggestion to those...)
From: GIOVIN%HECTOR@ecs.umass.edu (Rocky Giovinazzo)
Date: 1991-04-30, 20:57
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

> >From: plummer@cs.swarthmore.edu (David Barker-Plummer)
> >

	
		
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Subject: Re: Suggestion to those with Arbitron/Nielsen logs (serious)
> >I'm confused too.  If some European station picks up the tab, who's to
> >say that *we* will continue to see the show?  ABC makes money by
> >having high ratings time to sell to advertizers.  They *still* won't
> >want to play the show if no-one but us is watching it.
	I don't think that ABC's problem with the show is simply that
they won't play a show with low ratings.  The problem is that they
won't produce an EXPENSIVE ($1.3 mill per episode) show with low ratings
because they can't get the advertising fees to pay for it.
	If ABC (or any other network -- maybe a cable channel?) can
run TP produced by a "European station," they may not have to pay
so much for the show (in the short run that is) and so may 
consider broadcasting it.

Rocky Giovinazzo


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